Personal Care


Are you one of those types of people that obsesses about your weight? Are you always counting calories and reading the nutritional content on the foods you eat, before you take a bite? I’ll admit that I share some of those traits. I don’t obsess about my weight, but I religiously check labels before buying food. I was diagnosed as being pre-diabetic over a year ago. As a result, I’m very conscience about the carb / sugar content in my food.

HoMedics QUAD-Roller Massaging Cushion

I’m lucky in the fact that I don’t have a problem with back pain (I’m knocking on wood as I say that…). However, I happen to know four people close to me that do: my Dad, my roommate Jeanne, her brother, and Judie’s husband Steve. For them, anything that might help alleviate their pain, would …

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Datexx Pavio Portable Digital Theater

Just as portable digital music players did away with the need to tote a CD player and a stack of disks, portable digital video players aim to do the same with bulky portable DVD players and their accompanying media. Various generations of these portable digital video players have been trickling into the market over the …

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Cyclops AP280 USB Mini Ionizer / Air Purifier Review

Product Requirements: USB port on computer or laptop The day that the first computer appeared with a USB port must have been the time that many an inventor started thinking, “Hmmm – what would I like to power with my desktop?” Some of the applications made sense – in fact they have become almost the …

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Solar Powered Mosquito Guard Review

  Summertime in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is mosquito city. I have an ornamental pond in the backyard which is an attraction to mosquitoes to lay eggs. After dark, the yard is practically a Bela Lugosi film festival, there are so many creatures after my blood! For those of you who are not up on mosquito 411, …

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Fresh² Odor Eliminating Light Bulbs Review

Product Requirements: An uncovered light socket or light fixture I am not going to kid you for a moment – when I heard that there was a light bulb claiming it could eliminate odors, I thought it was the biggest bunch of flimflammery ever. But you know me, I am willing to give anything a try… Technical …

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WindChaser Portable Ice Maker Review

Product Requirements: Adequate countertop space, a 120v outlet and water Update added 03/10/05: Please read the comments section linked to this review. Many consumers are reporting that this item works well for the first couple of months, and then will die after approx. 90 days. Frontgate is one of the catalogs that I enjoy perusing. …

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USB Cup Warmer Review

Product Requirements: Device: PC or MAC with a USB 1.1 or 2.0 port I’m a tea drinker and have been since I came out of the womb. My mom would fix us hot tea every morning for breakfast (good old Lipton) and we would then have iced tea for supper. It’s no wonder that now, …

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Franklin Executive Desk Companion Review

Product Requirements: Three AA batteries It can be so easy to fall into the trap of assuming* that the rest of the world uses their computers, PDAs, and smartphones in the same manner or frequency in which I use mine. It’s almost a form of snobbery to think that everybody else is just as proficient …

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